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What's next for Unity and its new CEO? Co-founder David Helgason explains 4
by Christian Nutt [10.22.14]
Today, Unity announced that co-founder and CEO David Helgason would be stepping down, to be replaced by EA veteran John Riccitiello. Gamasutra speaks to Helgason about his new role and the company's future.
Business/Marketing, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Developing games with random number generators  
by Gamasutra Community [10.22.14]
"Random numbers are a surprisingly interesting area of programming. Though at first they may seem very simple, they are actually quite challenging to both create and work with."
Programming, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Helgason steps down as Unity CEO, and John Riccitiello steps up 25
by Alex Wawro [10.22.14]
Unity founder David Helgason has stepped down from his position as CEO. His replacement is none other than Unity Technologies board member John Riccitiello -- former CEO of Electronic Arts.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

U.S. government releases open source gamification software 3
by Alex Wawro [10.21.14]
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made some of its internally-developed gamification software available for free on GitHub under the MIT free software license.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Kellee Santiago's 10-step video game production plan 2
by Brandon Sheffield [10.21.14]
"First you have an idea for your game. Second, you make that game. Third, you iterate and playtest those mechanics until they're engaging, and fourth, you launch it."
Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC China

Google invests half-a-billion dollars in mysterious wearable tech startup 10
by Mike Rose [10.21.14]
Google and other big-name investors have funneled more than half a billion dollars into a relatively unknown startup, whose wearable tech could have applications in video games.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Michael Brough continues to carve out his own corner of the App Store with Helix Exclusive  
by Mike Rose [10.21.14]
Developer Michael Brough has somehow managed to carve out his own little market in the tricky mobile space, with quirky titles like his latest, Helix.
Design, Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive

Techland and Gree deliver new mobile-focused talks at GDC Next  
by Staff [10.21.14]
Techland producer Pawel Rohleder and Gree International director Chris Tabasa share advice on launching mobile dev teams and sustaining mobile games for years after launch at GDC Next 2014 featuring ADC.
Business/Marketing, Production, Smartphone/Tablet


Sponsored: 'Sweat, Swearing and Tears' - A new documentary series on indie game developers 8
by Jocelyn Moffatt [07.07.14]
Patrick Haynes, Founder and Executive Producer at Fatbelly Productions, speaks about his experience working with Barking Mouse Studio and Autodesk on a new indie game-focused documentary series.
Console/PC, Indie, Sponsored Feature, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

'Roguelikes': Getting to the heart of the it-genre 16
by Christian Nutt [05.21.14]
Over the last year, the roguelike has become the it-genre. Gamasutra speaks to developers to get to the heart of its appeal.
Business/Marketing, Design, Interview, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

What's next for Puzzle & Dragons and GungHo? 16
by Christian Nutt [03.28.14]
The president and CEO of GungHo, the studio behind the massive success Puzzle & Dragons, explains his philosophy toward game development, his studio's relationship with Supercell, free-to-play, and more.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

Ethical Free-to-Play Game Design (And Why it Matters) 106
by Greg Costikyan [01.10.14]
Ex-Playdom senior designer and game industry veteran Greg Costikyan takes a hard look at free-to-play design and business practices and urges the industry to change them -- as ethical design will increase long-term value.
Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Best of 2013: Gamasutra's Top Games of the Year 51
by Gamasutra staff [12.23.13]
In 2013, we handled our "Game of the Year" list quite differently. Instead of publishing a single top 10, Gamasutra writers simply picked five games that they loved most in 2013.
Design, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet


The Power of Audience Development for Indies  
by Joel Dreskin [10.22.14]
While PR, advertising, channel promotions and other vehicles can perform well for games marketing – with audience and community development, YOU can control and manage communications through the programs you build in these areas.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Can Game Design be Appraised?  
by Josh Bycer [10.22.14]
The Game Industry is facing a severe issue of devaluing content which has been our fault and part of it has to do with the problem of understanding and evaluating game design.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

What Does a COPPA Compliant Game Really Look Like?  
by Roy Smith [10.22.14]
Now that the FTC has signaled it will enforce COPPA is the industry’s “wait and see” period finally coming to an end? Read on for my thinking on how mobile games can become COPPA compliant without ruining user acquisition or game flow.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Volcano Game Jam!  
by Thierry Brochart [10.22.14]
The Volcano Game Jam, november 14, 15, 16 will be huge! We are honored to have Eric Chahi (Another World...) as president of the jury!
Audio, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Digital Hammer: challenging MOBAs in mobile multiplayer gaming  
by Sonja Angesleva [10.22.14]
A decade has passed since the early mobile real-time multiplayer games like Botfighters but the market is still waiting for the one title that will define the present and future for real-time multiplayer games.
Business/Marketing, Production, Smartphone/Tablet


Nuclear Division — Sherman Oaks, California, United States
[10.22.14]
Director of Product Management
The Director of Product Management will be responsible for overseeing planning, implementation and continued execution in the areas of user acquisition, engagement, retention, monetization and virality across a suite of mobile gaming products.

Nuclear Division — Sherman Oaks, California, United States
[10.22.14]
Art Director
Our West Coast team is looking for an Art Director will be responsible for defining the artistic direction and production of a brand new mid-core mobile IP spanning multiple titles - creating the overall visual style from the ground up and driving that artistic vision from concept to launch.

Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[10.22.14]
VFX Artist-Vicarious Visions-Temporary
See job description.

Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[10.22.14]
Software Engineer-Vicarious Visions
See job description.

Zynga — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[10.21.14]
Senior Software Engineer (Front End)


Petroglyph Games — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[10.21.14]
Illustrator / Concept Artist


DoubleDown Interactive — Seattle, Washington, United States
[10.21.14]
Game Designer
DoubleDown Interactive is a social and mobile game company located in Seattle, WA. Known for our fun and collaborative culture, we’re a group of talented software engineers, game designers, artists, producers, marketers, analytical experts, and moreWe are expanding and looking for a creative and technically savvy Slot Game Designer to join our emerging team. In this position you will utilize math and probability techniques in conjunction with basic design tenets to create fun and exciting new math models that will provide hours of compelling gameplay for players.

WB Games — San Francisco, California, United States
[10.21.14]
Sr. Software Engineer, Android


WB Games — San Francisco, California, United States
[10.21.14]
Software Engineer, Platform


Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver Inc. — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
[10.21.14]
Senior Software Engineer